is a pale yellow liquid of sp. gr. 0924, with a saponification value of 189 to 193, refractive index of 1461, and iodine value 129 to 132; sohible in alcohol, ether, etc. It is produced in Russia on a considerable scale, some 2,700 square n iles being devoted to its cultivation. It is also produced in China, Italy, and India. The seeds yield about 20 to 23 per cent, of the oil, which is said to be as good as olive oil for edible purposes, and is used in making soaps, varnishes, and illuminants. It is a slowdrying oil, and contains the glycerides of oleic, linolic, and palmitic acids.
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